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PLAYLIST: March 2017

While the clocks went forwards an hour and then, politically, back about 60 years a few days later, March saw lots of very exciting morsels of great new music yet to come in 2017.

The Drums announced a first record in three years Abysmal Thoughts; London-based producer Matthew Barnes, AKA Forest Swords, released a first track in four years ‘The Highest Flood’ from upcoming record Compassion; and performer Mike Hadreas, more famously known as Perfume Genius, dropped new material in the shape of brief track ‘Slip Away’.

Even Frank Ocean, the all-conquering musical hero of 2016 and who topped our end of year albums list with Blonde, gave us a new song called ‘Chanel’, and Father John Misty kept our interests in his upcoming album Pure Comedy piqued with ‘Ballad Of The Dying Man’.

But for indie fans, perhaps the biggest reveals were the new album Crack-Up by Fleet Foxes, their first album in six years, and Alt-J’s third album Relaxer, both of which are due out in June.

If all that wasn’t enough, Kendrick Lamar suddenly announced his much-anticipated follow-up statement to 2015’s To Pimp A Butterfly with a new track, ‘The Heart Part 4’, and the album itself due to drop on April 7th. Damon Albarn’s Gorillaz then released a slew of new tracks from upcoming fifth album Humanz, out on April 28th.

Given all this, it’s probably unfair to expect April to give us more cool new music news, but the world is definitely still awaiting new music in 2017 from the likes of Arcade Fire, Haim, LCD Soundsystem and The Killers. Bring it on!

Check out our Spotify playlist of the best new music released in March 2017 here!

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